Henry IV Part 2

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Enter the Arch-bishop, Mowbray, Hastings,Enter the Archbishop, Mowbray, and Hastings, with 2H4 IV.i.1.1
Westmerland, Coleuiletheir forces, within the Forest of GaultreeGaultree Forest
now Sutton-on-the-Forest, N of York, North Yorkshire
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What is this Forrest call'd? What is this forest called? 2H4 IV.i.1
'Tis Gualtree Forrest, and't shall please your Grace. 'Tis Gaultree Forest, an't shall please your grace. 2H4 IV.i.2
Here stand (my Lords) and send discouerers forth, Here stand, my lords, and send discoverers forthdiscoverer (n.)

old form: discouerers
scout, spy, patrol
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To know the numbers of our Enemies. To know the numbers of our enemies. 2H4 IV.i.4
Wee haue sent forth alreadie. We have sent forth already. 2H4 IV.i.5.1
'Tis well done. 'Tis well done. 2H4 IV.i.5.2
My Friends, and Brethren (in these great Affaires) My friends and brethren in these great affairs, 2H4 IV.i.6
I must acquaint you, that I haue receiu'd I must acquaint you that I have received 2H4 IV.i.7
New-dated Letters from Northumberland: New-dated letters from Northumberland,new-dated (adj.)
of recent date
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Their cold intent, tenure, and substance thus. Their cold intent, tenor, and substance, thus: 2H4 IV.i.9
Here doth hee wish his Person, with such Powers Here doth he wish his person, with such powerspower (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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As might hold sortance with his Qualitie, As might hold sortance with his quality,quality (n.)

old form: Qualitie
rank, standing, position
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sortance (n.)
agreement, correspondence, accord
The which hee could not leuie: whereupon The which he could not levy; whereupon 2H4 IV.i.12
Hee is retyr'd, to ripe his growing Fortunes, He is retired to ripe his growing fortunesripe (v.)
ripen, mature
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To Scotland; and concludes in heartie prayers, To Scotland, and concludes in hearty prayers 2H4 IV.i.14
That your Attempts may ouer-liue the hazard, That your attempts may overlive the hazardoverlive (v.)

old form: ouer-liue
survive, outlive, outlast
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hazard (n.)
risk, peril, danger
And fearefull meeting of their Opposite. And fearful meeting of their opposite.opposite (n.)
opponent, adversary, anatagonist
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Thus do the hopes we haue in him, touch ground, Thus do the hopes we have in him touch groundground (n.)
bottom [as of the sea]
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And dash themselues to pieces. And dash themselves to pieces. 2H4 IV.i.18.1
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger 2H4 IV.i.18
Now? what newes? Now, what news? 2H4 IV.i.18.2
West of this Forrest, scarcely off a mile, West of this forest, scarcely off a mile, 2H4 IV.i.19
In goodly forme, comes on the Enemie: In goodly form comes on the enemy,goodly (adj.)
good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
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form (n.)

old form: forme
orderly manner, good arrangement
And by the ground they hide, I iudge their number And, by the ground they hide, I judge their number 2H4 IV.i.21
Vpon, or neere, the rate of thirtie thousand. Upon or near the rate of thirty thousand.rate (n.)
quantity, amount, instance
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The iust proportion that we gaue them out. The just proportion that we gave them out.proportion (n.)
weighing up, appropriate measuring
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just (adj.)

old form: iust
accurate, exact, precise
give out (v.)

old form: gaue
estimate, predict of
Let vs sway-on, and face them in the field. Let us sway on and face them in the field.sway on (v.)
advance, move ahead
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field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Enter Westmerland.Enter Westmorland 2H4 IV.i.25.1
What well-appointed Leader fronts vs here? What well-appointed leader fronts us here?well-appointed (adj.)
well-equipped, properly fitted out
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front (v.)
confront, face, meet
I thinke it is my Lord of Westmerland. I think it is my Lord of Westmorland. 2H4 IV.i.26
Health, and faire greeting from our Generall, Health and fair greeting from our general, 2H4 IV.i.27
The Prince, Lord Iohn, and Duke of Lancaster. The Prince, Lord John and Duke of Lancaster. 2H4 IV.i.28
Say on (my Lord of Westmerland) in peace: Say on, my Lord of Westmorland, in peace, 2H4 IV.i.29
What doth concerne your comming? What doth concern your coming. 2H4 IV.i.30.1
Then (my Lord) Then, my lord, 2H4 IV.i.30.2
Vnto your Grace doe I in chiefe addresse Unto your grace do I in chief addresschief, in

old form: chiefe
chiefly, principally
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The substance of my Speech. If that Rebellion The substance of my speech. If that rebellion 2H4 IV.i.32
Came like it selfe, in base and abiect Routs, Came like itself, in base and abject routs,rout (n.)
brawl, disturbance, riot
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base (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
Led on by bloodie Youth, guarded with Rage, Led on by bloody youth, guarded with rage,guarded (adj.)
ornamented, trimmed, tricked out
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bloody (adj.)

old form: bloodie
bloodthirsty, warlike, ferocious
And countenanc'd by Boyes, and Beggerie: And countenanced by boys and beggary;countenance (v.)

old form: countenanc'd
approve, support, encourage
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I say, if damn'd Commotion so appeare, I say, if damned commotion so appeared 2H4 IV.i.36
In his true, natiue, and most proper shape, In his true, native, and most proper shape, 2H4 IV.i.37
You (Reuerend Father, and these Noble Lords) You, reverend father, and these noble lords 2H4 IV.i.38
Had not beene here, to dresse the ougly forme Had not been here to dress the ugly form 2H4 IV.i.39
Of base, and bloodie Insurrection, Of base and bloody insurrectionbase (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
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With your faire Honors. You, Lord Arch-bishop, With your fair honours. You, Lord Archbishop, 2H4 IV.i.41
Whose Sea is by a Ciuill Peace maintain'd, Whose see is by a civil peace maintained,civil (adj.)

old form: Ciuill
civic, public, city
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Whose Beard, the Siluer Hand of Peace hath touch'd, Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath touched, 2H4 IV.i.43
Whose Learning, and good Letters, Peace hath tutor'd, Whose learning and good letters peace hath tutored,letter (n.)
(plural) sophisticated learning, great scholarship
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Whose white Inuestments figure Innocence, Whose white investments figure innocence,investments (n.)

old form: Inuestments
(plural) garments, clothes, clothing
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figure (v.)
symbolize, represent, portray
The Doue, and very blessed Spirit of Peace. The dove and very blessed spirit of peace, 2H4 IV.i.46
Wherefore doe you so ill translate your selfe, Wherefore do you so ill translate yourselfill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
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translate (v.)
change, transform, alter
Out of the Speech of Peace, that beares such grace, Out of the speech of peace that bears such grace 2H4 IV.i.48
Into the harsh and boystrous Tongue of Warre? Into the harsh and boisterous tongue of war, 2H4 IV.i.49
Turning your Bookes to Graues, your Inke to Blood, Turning your books to graves, your ink to blood,grave (n.)

old form: Graues
(plural) greave, leg armour
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Your Pennes to Launces, and your Tongue diuine Your pens to lances, and your tongue divine 2H4 IV.i.51
To a lowd Trumpet, and a Point of Warre. To a trumpet and a point of war?point (n.)
trumpet call used as a signal in a battle
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Wherefore doe I this? so the Question stands. Wherefore do I this? So the question stands. 2H4 IV.i.53
Briefely to this end: Wee are all diseas'd, Briefly, to this end: we are all diseased, 2H4 IV.i.54
And with our surfetting, and wanton howres, And with our surfeiting and wanton hourssurfeiting (n.)

old form: surfetting
feeding to excess, over-indulgence
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wanton (adj.)
unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
Haue brought our selues into a burning Feuer, Have brought ourselves into a burning fever, 2H4 IV.i.56
And wee must bleede for it: of which Disease, And we must bleed for it; of which diseasebleed (v.)

old form: bleede
lose blood, as a means of healing
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Our late King Richard (being infected) dy'd. Our late King Richard being infected died. 2H4 IV.i.58
But (my most Noble Lord of Westmerland) But, my most noble lord of Westmorland, 2H4 IV.i.59
I take not on me here as a Physician, I take not on me here as a physician,take on (v.)
assume a role, carry on
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Nor doe I, as an Enemie to Peace, Nor do I as an enemy to peace 2H4 IV.i.61
Troope in the Throngs of Militarie men: Troop in the throngs of military men, 2H4 IV.i.62
But rather shew a while like fearefull Warre, But rather show awhile like fearful warfearful (adj.)

old form: fearefull
causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
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To dyet ranke Mindes, sicke of happinesse, To diet rank minds sick of happiness,rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
bloated, swollen, puffed-up
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And purge th' obstructions, which begin to stop And purge th' obstructions which begin to stoppurge (v.)
expel, get rid of, flush out
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stop (v.)
block, hinder, impede, obstruct
Our very Veines of Life: heare me more plainely. Our very veins of life. Hear me more plainly. 2H4 IV.i.66
I haue in equall ballance iustly weigh'd, I have in equal balance justly weighedequal (adj.)

old form: equall
precise, exact, just
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justly (adv.)

old form: iustly
exactly, precisely, closely
What wrongs our Arms may do, what wrongs we suffer, What wrongs our arms may do, what wrongs we suffer, 2H4 IV.i.68
And finde our Griefes heauier then our Offences. And find our griefs heavier than our offences.grief (n.)

old form: Griefes
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
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Wee see which way the streame of Time doth runne, We see which way the stream of time doth run 2H4 IV.i.70
And are enforc'd from our most quiet there, And are enforced from our most quiet therequiet (n.)
calmness, peace of mind, serenity
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enforce (v.)

old form: enforc'd
act upon by force
By the rough Torrent of Occasion, By the rough torrent of occasion,occasion (n.)
course of events, state of affairs
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And haue the summarie of all our Griefes And have the summary of all our griefs,grief (n.)

old form: Griefes
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
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(When time shall serue) to shew in Articles; When time shall serve, to show in articles,article (n.)
clause, term, provision
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Which long ere this, wee offer'd to the King, Which long ere this we offered to the King, 2H4 IV.i.75
And might, by no Suit, gayne our Audience: And might by no suit gain our audience.suit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
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When wee are wrong'd, and would vnfold our Griefes, When we are wronged, and would unfold our griefs, 2H4 IV.i.77
Wee are deny'd accesse vnto his Person, We are denied access unto his person 2H4 IV.i.78
Euen by those men, that most haue done vs wrong. Even by those men that most have done us wrong. 2H4 IV.i.79
The dangers of the dayes but newly gone, The dangers of the days but newly gone, 2H4 IV.i.80
Whose memorie is written on the Earth Whose memory is written on the earth 2H4 IV.i.81
With yet appearing blood; and the examples With yet-appearing blood, and the examples 2H4 IV.i.82
Of euery Minutes instance (present now) Of every minute's instance, present now,instance (n.)
presence, appearance; or: urgency
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Hath put vs in these ill-beseeming Armes: Hath put us in these ill-beseeming arms,ill-beseeming (adj.)
unseemly, inappropriate, unbecoming
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Not to breake Peace, or any Branch of it, Not to break peace, or any branch of it, 2H4 IV.i.85
But to establish here a Peace indeede, But to establish here a peace indeed, 2H4 IV.i.86
Concurring both in Name and Qualitie. Concurring both in name and quality. 2H4 IV.i.87
When euer yet was your Appeale deny'd? Whenever yet was your appeal denied? 2H4 IV.i.88
Wherein haue you beene galled by the King? Wherein have you been galled by the King?gall (v.)
injure, harm, wound
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What Peere hath beene suborn'd, to grate on you, What peer hath been suborned to grate on you,suborn (v.)

old form: suborn'd
bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
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grate on / upon (v.)
pester, harass, make heavy demands on
That you should seale this lawlesse bloody Booke That you should seal this lawless bloody book 2H4 IV.i.91
Of forg'd Rebellion, with a Seale diuine? Of forged rebellion with a seal divine? 2H4 IV.i.92
My Brother generall, the Common-wealth, My brother general, the commonwealth,commonweal, commonwealth (n.)

old form: Common-wealth
state, nation, community, body politic
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I make my Quarrell, in particular. I make my quarrel in particular.quarrel (n.)

old form: Quarrell
cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
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There is no neede of any such redresse: There is no need of any such redress, 2H4 IV.i.95
Or if there were, it not belongs to you. Or if there were, it not belongs to you. 2H4 IV.i.96
Why not to him in part, and to vs all, Why not to him in part, and to us all 2H4 IV.i.97
That feele the bruizes of the dayes before, That feel the bruises of the days before, 2H4 IV.i.98
And suffer the Condition of these Times And suffer the condition of these timescondition (n.)
nature, state, circumstances
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To lay a heauie and vnequall Hand vpon our Honors? To lay a heavy and unequal handheavy (adj.)

old form: heauie
brutal, oppressive, wicked
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unequal (adj.)

old form: vnequall
unjust, unfair, undeserved
Upon our honours? 2H4 IV.i.101.1
O my good Lord Mowbray, O, my good Lord Mowbray, 2H4 IV.i.101.2
Construe the Times to their Necessities, Construe the times to their necessities,necessity (n.)
inevitability, constrained outcome
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construe (v.)
interpret, take, understand
And you shall say (indeede) it is the Time, And you shall say, indeed, it is the time, 2H4 IV.i.103
And not the King, that doth you iniuries. And not the King, that doth you injuries. 2H4 IV.i.104
Yet for your part, it not appeares to me, Yet for your part, it not appears to me 2H4 IV.i.105
Either from the King, or in the present Time, Either from the King or in the present time 2H4 IV.i.106
That you should haue an ynch of any ground That you should have an inch of any ground 2H4 IV.i.107
To build a Griefe on: were you not restor'd To build a grief on. Were you not restoredgrief (n.)

old form: Griefe
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
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To all the Duke of Norfolkes Seignories, To all the Duke of Norfolk's signories,signory (n.)

old form: Seignories
estate, domain, territory
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Your Noble, and right well-remembred Fathers? Your noble and right well-remembered father's? 2H4 IV.i.110
What thing, in Honor, had my Father lost, What thing, in honour, had my father lost 2H4 IV.i.111
That need to be reuiu'd, and breath'd in me? That need to be revived and breathed in me? 2H4 IV.i.112
The King that lou'd him, as the State stood then, The King that loved him, as the state stood then, 2H4 IV.i.113
Was forc'd, perforce compell'd to banish him: Was force perforce compelled to banish him,force perforce

old form: forc'd
with violent compulsion
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And then, that Henry Bullingbrooke and hee And then that Henry Bolingbroke and he, 2H4 IV.i.115
Being mounted, and both rowsed in their Seates, Being mounted and both roused in their seats,rouse (v.)

old form: rowsed
raise, lift up
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Their neighing Coursers daring of the Spurre, Their neighing coursers daring of the spur,courser (n.)
swift horse, sprinter, charger
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Their armed Staues in charge, their Beauers downe, Their armed staves in charge, their beavers down,charge, in
prepared for action, at the ready
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staff (n.)

old form: Staues
(plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
armed (adj.)
armoured, mail-clad, furnished with defences
beaver (n.)

old form: Beauers
visor of a helmet, face-guard
Their eyes of fire, sparkling through sights of Steele, Their eyes of fire sparkling through sights of steel,sight (n.)
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And the lowd Trumpet blowing them together: And the loud trumpet blowing them together, 2H4 IV.i.120
Then, then, when there was nothing could haue stay'd Then, then, when there was nothing could have stayedstay (v.)

old form: stay'd
dissuade, stop, prevent
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My Father from the Breast of Bullingbrooke; My father from the breast of Bolingbroke, 2H4 IV.i.122
O, when the King did throw his Warder downe, O, when the King did throw his warder down,warder (n.)
staff, truncheon, baton
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(His owne Life hung vpon the Staffe hee threw) His own life hung upon the staff he threw. 2H4 IV.i.124
Then threw hee downe himselfe, and all their Liues, Then threw he down himself and all their lives 2H4 IV.i.125
That by Indictment, and by dint of Sword, That by indictment and by dint of swordindictment (n.)
legal document containing a charge
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Haue since mis-carryed vnder Bullingbrooke. Have since miscarried under Bolingbroke.miscarry (v.)

old form: mis-carryed
come to harm, perish, meet death
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You speak (Lord Mowbray) now you know not what. You speak, Lord Mowbray, now you know not what. 2H4 IV.i.128
The Earle of Hereford was reputed then The Earl of Hereford was reputed then 2H4 IV.i.129
In England the most valiant Gentleman. In England the most valiant gentleman. 2H4 IV.i.130
Who knowes, on whom Fortune would then haue smil'd? Who knows on whom fortune would then have smiled? 2H4 IV.i.131
But if your Father had beene Victor there, But if your father had been victor there, 2H4 IV.i.132
Hee ne're had borne it out of Couentry. He ne'er had borne it out of Coventry;bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
take, carry
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For all the Countrey, in a generall voyce, For all the country, in a general voice, 2H4 IV.i.134
Cry'd hate vpon him: and all their prayers, and loue, Cried hate upon him, and all their prayers and love 2H4 IV.i.135
Were set on Herford, whom they doted on, Were set on Herford, whom they doted on,Herford (n.)
title of the lord of Hereford; city in Herefordshire
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And bless'd, and grac'd, and did more then the King. And blessed, and graced, indeed more than the King. 2H4 IV.i.137
But this is meere digression from my purpose. But this is mere digression from my purpose.purpose (n.)
point at issue, matter in hand
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mere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Here come I from our Princely Generall, Here come I from our princely general 2H4 IV.i.139
To know your Griefes; to tell you, from his Grace, To know your griefs, to tell you from his gracegrief (n.)

old form: Griefes
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
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That hee will giue you Audience: and wherein That he will give you audience; and wherein 2H4 IV.i.141
It shall appeare, that your demands are iust, It shall appear that your demands are just, 2H4 IV.i.142
You shall enioy them, euery thing set off, You shall enjoy them, everything set offset off (v.)
take away, remove, set aside [from]
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That might so much as thinke you Enemies. That might so much as think you enemies. 2H4 IV.i.144
But hee hath forc'd vs to compell this Offer, But he hath forced us to compel this offer, 2H4 IV.i.145
And it proceedes from Pollicy, not Loue. And it proceeds from policy, not love.policy (n.)

old form: Pollicy
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
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Mowbray, you ouer-weene to take it so: Mowbray, you overween to take it so.overween (v.)

old form: ouer-weene
presume too much, go too far
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This Offer comes from Mercy, not from Feare. This offer comes from mercy, not from fear; 2H4 IV.i.148
For loe, within a Ken our Army lyes, For lo, within a ken our army lies,ken (n.)
range of sight, view, visible distance
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Vpon mine Honor, all too confident Upon mine honour, all too confident 2H4 IV.i.150
To giue admittance to a thought of feare. To give admittance to a thought of fear. 2H4 IV.i.151
Our Battaile is more full of Names then yours, Our battle is more full of names than yours,name (n.)
famous name, luminary, celebrity
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battle (n.)

old form: Battaile
army, fighting force, battalion
Our Men more perfect in the vse of Armes, Our men more perfect in the use of arms, 2H4 IV.i.153
Our Armor all as strong, our Cause the best; Our armour all as strong, our cause the best; 2H4 IV.i.154
Then Reason will, our hearts should be as good. Then reason will our hearts should be as good.reason (n.)
power of reason, judgement, common sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
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Say you not then, our Offer is compell'd. Say you not then our offer is compelled. 2H4 IV.i.156
Well, by my will, wee shall admit no Parley. Well, by my will we shall admit no parley.parle, parley (n.)
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
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That argues but the shame of your offence: That argues but the shame of your offence; 2H4 IV.i.158
A rotten Case abides no handling. A rotten case abides no handling. 2H4 IV.i.159
Hath the Prince Iohn a full Commission, Hath the Prince John a full commission, 2H4 IV.i.160
In very ample vertue of his Father, In very ample virtue of his father,virtue (n.)

old form: vertue
authority, jurisdiction, power
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ample (adj.)
full, complete, absolute
To heare, and absolutely to determine To hear and absolutely to determinedetermine (v.)
make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
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Of what Conditions wee shall stand vpon? Of what conditions we shall stand upon?stand upon (v.)

old form: vpon
make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
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That is intended in the Generals Name: That is intended in the general's name.intend (v.)
mean, imply, suggest
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I muse you make so slight a Question. I muse you make so slight a question.muse (v.)
wonder, be surprised
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Then take (my Lord of Westmerland) this Schedule, Then take, my lord of Westmorland, this schedule,schedule (n.)
inventory, list, itemization
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For this containes our generall Grieuances: For this contains our general grievances.general (adj.)

old form: generall
joint, common, communal
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Each seuerall Article herein redress'd, Each several article herein redressed,several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
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article (n.)
clause, term, provision
All members of our Cause, both here, and hence, All members of our cause, both here and hence, 2H4 IV.i.169
That are insinewed to this Action, That are ensinewed to this actionensinewed, insinewed (adj.)
joined together in strength
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Acquitted by a true substantiall forme, Acquitted by a true substantial formsubstantial (adj.)

old form: substantiall
effective, thorough, forceful
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And present execution of our wills, And present execution of our willsexecution (n.)
satisfaction, accomplishment
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will (n.)
desire, wish, liking, inclination
To vs, and to our purposes confin'd, To us and to our purposes confinedpurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
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Wee come within our awfull Banks againe, We come within our awful banks againawful (adj.)

old form: awfull
awe-inspiring, worthy of respect
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And knit our Powers to the Arme of Peace. And knit our powers to the arm of peace.power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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This will I shew the Generall. Please you Lords, This will I show the general. Please you, lords, 2H4 IV.i.176
In sight of both our Battailes, wee may meete In sight of both our battles we may meet,battle (n.)

old form: Battailes
army, fighting force, battalion
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At either end in peace: which Heauen so frame, At either end in peace – which God so frame!frame (v.)
arrange, organize, plan
2H4 IV.i.178
Or to the place of difference call the Swords, Or to the place of difference call the swordsdifference (n.)
quarrel, disagreement, dispute
2H4 IV.i.179
Which must decide it. Which must decide it. 2H4 IV.i.180.1
My Lord, wee will doe so. My lord, we will do so. 2H4 IV.i.180.2
Exit Westmorland 2H4 IV.i.180
There is a thing within my Bosome tells me, There is a thing within my bosom tells me 2H4 IV.i.181
That no Conditions of our Peace can stand. That no conditions of our peace can stand.stand (v.)
accord, agree, hold good, be compatible
2H4 IV.i.182
Feare you not, that if wee can make our Peace Fear you not that. If we can make our peace 2H4 IV.i.183
Vpon such large termes, and so absolute, Upon such large terms, and so absolute,large (adj.)
generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
2H4 IV.i.184
As our Conditions shall consist vpon, As our conditions shall consist upon,consist (v.)
be disposed [for], be set, insist
2H4 IV.i.185
Our Peace shall stand as firme as Rockie Mountaines. Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains. 2H4 IV.i.186
I, but our valuation shall be such, Yea, but our valuation shall be suchvaluation (n.)
appreciation of merit, estimation of worth
2H4 IV.i.187
That euery slight, and false-deriued Cause, That every slight and false-derived cause, 2H4 IV.i.188
Yea, euery idle, nice, and wanton Reason, Yea, every idle, nice, and wanton reason,idle (adj.)
trifling, unimportant, trivial
2H4 IV.i.189
nice (adj.)
trivial, unimportant, slight
wanton (adj.)
casual, gentle
Shall, to the King, taste of this Action: Shall to the King taste of this action;taste of (v.)
partake of, savour of
2H4 IV.i.190
action (n.)
campaign, military action, strategy
That were our Royall faiths, Martyrs in Loue, That, were our royal faiths martyrs in love,faith (n.)
constancy, fidelity, loyalty
2H4 IV.i.191
Wee shall be winnowed with so rough a winde, We shall be winnowed with so rough a wind 2H4 IV.i.192
That euen our Corne shall seeme as light as Chaffe, That even our corn shall seem as light as chaff, 2H4 IV.i.193
And good from bad finde no partition. And good from bad find no partition.partition (n.)
separation, distinction
2H4 IV.i.194
No, no (my Lord) note this: the King is wearie No, no, my lord. Note this: the King is weary 2H4 IV.i.195
Of daintie, and such picking Grieuances: Of dainty and such picking grievances,picking (adj.)
fastidious, trifling, fussy
2H4 IV.i.196
grievance (n.)

old form: Grieuances
cause of annoyance, painful constraint, source of sorrow
dainty (adj.)

old form: daintie
fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
For hee hath found, to end one doubt by Death, For he hath found to end one doubt by deathdoubt (n.)
suspicion, apprehension
2H4 IV.i.197
Reuiues two greater in the Heires of Life. Revives two greater in the heirs of life;heir (n.)

old form: Heires
offspring, progeny, fruit
2H4 IV.i.198
And therefore will hee wipe his Tables cleane, And therefore will he wipe his tables clean,table (n.)
writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
2H4 IV.i.199
And keepe no Tell-tale to his Memorie, And keep no tell-tale to his memory 2H4 IV.i.200
That may repeat, and Historie his losse, That may repeat and history his losshistory (v.)

old form: Historie
recount, narrate, relate
2H4 IV.i.201
To new remembrance. For full well hee knowes, To new remembrance. For full well he knowsremembrance (n.)
notice, paying attention
2H4 IV.i.202
Hee cannot so precisely weede this Land, He cannot so precisely weed this land 2H4 IV.i.203
As his mis-doubts present occasion: As his misdoubts present occasion.misdoubt (n.)

old form: mis-doubts
suspicion, mistrust, doubtfulness
2H4 IV.i.204
occasion (n.)
ground, reason, cause, matter
His foes are so en-rooted with his friends, His foes are so enrooted with his friendsenrooted (adj.)

old form: en-rooted
entangled by the roots
2H4 IV.i.205
That plucking to vnfixe an Enemie, That, plucking to unfix an enemy, 2H4 IV.i.206
Hee doth vnfasten so, and shake a friend. He doth unfasten so and shake a friend. 2H4 IV.i.207
So that this Land, like an offensiue wife, So that this land, like an offensive wife 2H4 IV.i.208
That hath enrag'd him on, to offer strokes, That hath enraged him on to offer strokes, 2H4 IV.i.209
As he is striking, holds his Infant vp, As he is striking, holds his infant up, 2H4 IV.i.210
And hangs resolu'd Correction in the Arme, And hangs resolved correction in the armresolved (adj.)

old form: resolu'd
determined, settled, decided
2H4 IV.i.211
hang (v.)
suspend, hold off, put off
That was vprear'd to execution. That was upreared to execution.execution (n.)
exercising, putting into operation
2H4 IV.i.212
uprear (v.)

old form: vprear'd
upraise, lift up
Besides, the King hath wasted all his Rods, Besides, the King hath wasted all his rodswaste (v.)
consume, use up
2H4 IV.i.213
On late Offenders, that he now doth lacke On late offenders, that he now doth lacklate (adj.)
recent, not long past
2H4 IV.i.214
The very Instruments of Chasticement: The very instruments of chastisement, 2H4 IV.i.215
So that his power, like to a Fanglesse Lion So that his power, like to a fangless lion,like to / unto (conj./prep.)
similar to, comparable with
2H4 IV.i.216
May offer, but not hold. May offer, but not hold.offer (v.)
dare, presume, venture
2H4 IV.i.217.1
hold (v.)
stand firm, continue, carry on
'Tis very true: 'Tis very true; 2H4 IV.i.217.2
And therefore be assur'd (my good Lord Marshal) And therefore be assured, my good Lord Marshal, 2H4 IV.i.218
If we do now make our attonement well, If we do now make our atonement well,atonement (n.)

old form: attonement
reconciliation, appeasement, harmony
2H4 IV.i.219
Our Peace, will (like a broken Limbe vnited) Our peace will, like a broken limb united, 2H4 IV.i.220
Grow stronger, for the breaking. Grow stronger for the breaking. 2H4 IV.i.221.1
Be it so: Be it so. 2H4 IV.i.221.2
Heere is return'd my Lord of Westmerland. Here is returned my Lord of Westmorland. 2H4 IV.i.222
Enter Westmerland.Enter Westmorland 2H4 IV.i.223
The Prince is here at hand: pleaseth your Lordship The Prince is here at hand. Pleaseth your lordship 2H4 IV.i.223
To meet his Grace, iust distance 'tweene our Armies? To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies?just (adj.)

old form: iust
equal, even
2H4 IV.i.224
Your Grace of Yorke, in heauen's name then forward. Your grace of York, in God's name then, set forward. 2H4 IV.i.225
Before, and greet his Grace (my Lord) we come. Before, and greet his grace! My lord, we come. 2H4 IV.i.226
They go forward 2H4 IV.i.226
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